Problem of Evil
The Problem of Evil
I feel that the problem of evil isn’t evil itself but people and their applications of evil in the world. When thinking of evil the first thing that comes to mind is sin and the devil and it should be normal to do so. Satan was the first to sin and it became a legacy that every human tends to do and some more than others. Satan may have directly disobeyed God with the intention to disobey him but people now don’t sin to disobey God but because it’s not seen as a bad thing. Sin may come on different levels and put into 7 separate categories that all sins fall under but choosing to sin is still sinning. The common denominator ...view middle of the document...
When not directly targeting a human, it can be called an infestation which is activity directed towards places, objects, and animals. When an object is surrounded with demonic activity it can be called a medium for the demon to enter this world and release its presense and evil. In a lighter sense, humans can be called mediums for evil every time we commit a sin adding to the thought of evil needing humans to bring about as much evil as possible. Another way evil can show itself is through nature, this can be called physical or natural evil that is a state of journeying toward ultimate perfection in which God created the world. This can be witnessed by humans as natural disasters while Thomas Aquinas on the other hand referred to physical evil as pain and sickness.
Two major themes we learned this year that are pure examples of humans causing evil are violence and drug cartels. When looking specifically at the types of sins being commited with these activities you can identify all seven deadly sins. First lets look the drugs and human trafficking; pride can be seen through the arrogance of thinking they are above the law to commit evil actions for a profit which brings greed and gluttony into the picture without needing to go into detail. Human trafficking in specific is in my opinion one of the most if not the most lustful action that can be done by selling people on auctions like an item to be used and returned if people are not satisfied along with the sloth of being able to sell a person. Anyone who is capable of selling humans for profit in my...